Brattleboro, Sept. 24th,1863.
It is a mystery to me why I am here. While I was writing the foregoing sheet I received order to pack my knapsack and go to Brattleboro. In two minutes from that time I was on my way to the boat stopped over night in Boston reached here last night. The captain that came on with me knew no more about it than I did. He said Major Jarvis had orders from Major Austin to send me back.
I reported to the officer of the day here. He wanted to know what I was here for, I was told to go to the Guard house and in the morning he would see what I was here for and if proper would let me out. In about an hour an order came from the Major to let me out and to report to the orderly Sergeant of Co. A, which you had better believe I did in short order. Say nothing about it. I will write as soon as I know whay I am here. Baxter has been writing to Major Austin. I am pretty sure it takes some time for things to get round in military matters, so say nothing till you hear from me again. My health is good. I have time to say no more.
Direct here, to Charles Blake, Company
A, Box 165
In hurry. Sept. 22-24, 1863